October 4, 2011

WELL, BOTH TEAMS DESERVE TO BE BURIED WITH THEIR FANS (via The Mother Judd):

Devoted Fans Go to the Grave With Team Spirit (MATT FLEGENHEIMER, 10/01/11, NY Times)

Mildred Ryan never missed a Yankee game. She was watching when Reggie Jackson swatted three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. She was watching as Don Mattingly toiled for years to keep his team from plunging to the bottom of the standings. She was watching when Derek Jeter -- "her boy," her son, Ed, said -- helped return the World Series trophy to the Bronx in 1996.

And she was watching, Mr. Ryan likes to think, on that day in April 2004 when she was mourned with the consummate Yankee fan send-off: 15 square feet of carnations, spray-painted blue to form the interlocking NY from the team logo, stationed beside her casket in a funeral home on Long Island. [...]

At funerals in Boston, which is dearly departed from the 2011 season, the words "Red Sox" or the red socks of the team's logo have been known to replace red roses. 

Posted by at October 4, 2011 6:44 AM
  

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